Griffon Vulture in close Action

Griffon Vulture in close Action

Griffon Vulture in close Action | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 70mm. | 1/800 | F6.3 | ISO 200

This is a Griffon Vulture. They are huge (2.3-2.7m. wingspan). Every now and then they pass by Tercui in the morning, flying quite low, looking for up-going air-streams that can carry them to extreme heights. I never managed to take a close shot. Several times I’ve sat alert waiting, prepared with my tele-zoom; but none of them showed up. Few times they suddenly were there, but when I came rushing down with the camera, they were only dots in the great, blue sky. But this summer I was lucky when quite a few of them appeared, low and close, when we were visiting an abandoned village called Claramunt. Unfortunately I didn’t bring the tele-zoom, so 70mm. was as close as I could get.

(looks best full screen; click once; and once more on the image)

  1. rondje said:

    Dese is ook mooi, maar heb echt genoten van al je fotos vanuit Spanje, geweldige fotograaf ben je, en ik weet dat je de sfeer echt goed gevangen hebt. ERg indrukwekkend! Vooral die Alone at night zijn prachtig, hasta luego

  2. Hartelijk dank, Ron. Het doet me wel wat om zo’n prachtig compliment te krijgen van iemand wiens foto’s ik zeer waardeer. Ik ben zeer benieuwd naar je ervaringen in Kuala Lumpur. Hasta Luego.

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